South America Passage March 2020 | Craig Travel

South America Passage March 2020

South America Passage
President's Cruise
Holland America Line
ms Zaandam
March 4, 2020 to March 22, 2020
19 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 2 Moderately Easy

2 Moderately Easy

Email specialist Mayrela Donis to discuss your travel plans

This journey has departed. Please view our alternate departures below or contact us to pre-register for the next journey to South America Passage.

One of our annual traditions, the President’s cruise, is always an exciting affair. Join us in March as we escape from the cold winds of winter with a warm water cruise to South America. Explore jaw-dropping scenery, fascinating wildlife, and incomparable cultures. Patagonia will surprise you as it is a region of unsurpassed beauty where mountains rise directly from the sea. Stroll the lively streets of Buenos Aires and Santiago and enjoy the impeccable service provided by Holland America Line. Do call today to reserve your places on one or both of these departures, and savour the journey with us!

For more information on the complete 35-day President's Cruise around South America, click here

Banner photo - Courtesy of Holland America Line

Travel Info - Cruise

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CT Rating 2 Moderately Easy

2 Moderately Easy

This cruise is suitable for all passengers who meet our basic criteria for group travel. Members should be aware that optional shore visits may be more difficult.

Inclusive Features
  • 14 night cruise on the ms Zaandam, based on sharing a twin bedded stateroom in category selected
  • 2 nights accommodation in Buenos Aires at Hotel Kenton Palace or similar, breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 1 dinner and Tango Show, city tour, and transfer from the hotel to the pier
  • 1 night accommodation in Santiago at Hotel Plaza San Francisco or similar with breakfast, city tour, and transfers between pier / hotel / airport
  • Baggage handling shipside
  • All meals and entertainment on board
  • All gratuities for included shipboard services
  • All cruise line taxes and fees
  • Services of our cruise escort and / or cruise director
  • Air - inclusive rates also include: Return economy group airfare from cities listed; Transfers between airports and pier / hotel; All related air taxes and current fuel surcharges; Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value

Ports of Call

ms Zaandam

Holland America Line

 The ms Zaandam is breathtaking in every detail, from the truly spacious staterooms to the priceless antiques that line the halls. At 61,000 tons, she carries just 1,432 guests in truly spacious comfort. Fifteen different lounges and restaurants are ours to enjoy from the Mainstage, two decks high, that will fill your evenings with entertainment, to the twin levels of the Dining Room with its grand staircase and floor to ceiling windows. The list goes on: the redesigned Lido for casual breakfasts, lunches and dinners, the full size theatre for first-run movies, a complete casino, card room and numerous intimate lounges for a quiet conversation or a pre-dinner dance, plus many recent additions to the ship to surprise you! Refer to our website for more details. Luxurious accommodations await and each stateroom will feature two lower beds (most of which can convert to a queen-size bed), plush pillow top mattresses, fine Egyptian cotton sheets, personal terry cloth bathrobes, a private bathroom, individually controlled air conditioning, telephone, multi-channel in-room music and ample closet space, a flatpanel television and DVD player. All staterooms feature a separate sitting area and vanity and average stateroom size is over 190 square feet, some of the largest at sea. Most outside staterooms feature picture-window viewing and all feature a bathtub/shower. The deluxe mini-suites feature a private balcony, floor to ceiling windows, a mini-bar, whirlpool bath and more.


Cruise cost in Canadian Dollars, per person:
Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)SingleDouble
L Inside (Main, Lower Promenade)
$ 4,485
K Inside (Main, Veranda, Navigation)
$ 4,525
I Inside (Lower Promenade, Veranda, Navigation)
$ 4,595
EE Outside (Dolphin, Lower Promenade)
$ 4,815
DD Outside (Main)
$ 4,885
DA Outside (Main, Veranda)
$ 4,925
D Outside (Dolphin, Lower Promenade)
$ 4,965
C Outside (Main)
$ 4,995
AA Vista Suite (Veranda, Navigation)
$ 7,785
A Vista Suite (Veranda, Navigation)
$ 7,935
SB Veranda Suite (Navigation)

Cruise price is based on sharing a twin-bedded stateroom with private bathroom. Prices are based on rates, taxes, and fees effective February 2019 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. This cruise will operate with a minimum of two members as listed - our escort will accompany the group with a minimum of 20 travelling. 


Sample Airfares from cities across Canada
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Ottawa / Montreal
St. John’s
Regina / Saskatoon
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver

Air prices are estimated (subject to confirmation). Final pricing will be advised once flights are confirmed. Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carrier are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details. 

Pricing Details

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $278 to $1,498 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $196 to $605 pp plus applicable taxes. Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario – please contact our staff for procedures. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to our terms and conditions for more details. 

Deposit Amount:
Final Payment Date:
Monday, December 2, 2019